SEIU USWW - United Service Workers West

United Service Workers West

Internal Organizer

Based in Alameda, CA


Position Title: Internal Organizer – Janitorial
Location: Alameda, CA
Type: Bargaining Unit
Salary Range (based on experience): $69,377.96 - $77,217.52
Date Posted: 1/31/2023
Job: JP153

About SEIU-USWW: The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is our country’s fastest growing labor union with more than 2 million members. We have been on the cutting edge of building the power of low-wage workers in service industries and in leading the fight for social justice on issues such as health care, immigration, racial equity, gender equity, and the environment. SEIU United Service Workers West (SEIU-USWW) represents over 45,000 property service workers across California. Our union brings together janitors, security officers, residential, stadium, arena and airport workers. Our mission is to lead the way to a more just and humane society; building power for all service workers by developing member leadership and activism, winning strong contracts, organizing unorganized service workers, building political and community power, and engaging in direct action that demonstrates our strength and determination to win.

POSITION SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITES: Working under the direction of the Bay Area Janitorial Division Coordinator, this individual will be part of the Bay Area Janitorial Division which represents janitorial members throughout the Bay Area, including contract enforcement and member engagement to make gains in the workplace and to address larger social/political issues in their communities.

Examples of Duties:

  • Organize workers, identify workplace issues and execute worksite actions.
  • Participate in contract negotiations and coordinated campaigns.
  • Planning, mobilization and turnout for worksite actions, union events, marches, etc.
  • Conduct one-on-ones, site visits and member-led committee meetings.
  • Identify, recruit, train and develop member leaders, stewards and member-led committees.
  • Maintain database with accurate and detailed information on worksites, individual workers and assignments.
  • Effectively communicate with members and employers to enforce contract & resolve worksite disputes and issues.
  • Prepare and manage workplans, calendars, files and records.
  • Effectively communicate and engage members in union political program and activity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS: Graduation from an accredited college or university in relevant field or equivalent experience in labor & community organizing that would provide for the following knowledge of, skills & abilities.

  • Proven commitment to social and economic justice and improving the lives of working people.
  • Experience working on campaigns with a labor union, public policy, or non-profit organization.
  • Knowledge of union organizing practice and principles.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in fast-paced and diverse team environment.
  • Ability to effectively plan and implement work and manage time, as part of a team and individually.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly convey information and ideas both verbally and in writing across audiences.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Gmail, social media platforms, database & teleconferencing.


  • Ability to travel in California, ability to work extended and irregular hours, and work off-site.
  • Valid drivers’ license, use of a car for work, and specified automobile insurance coverage are mandatory.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish (written & verbal) is required.
  • All employees are required to be fully vaccinated and report their vaccination status as a condition of employment.
  • All employees must abide by USWW Safety Guidelines, including the required use of face covering while working.


  • Salary is competitive and negotiable based on experience. (Based on Staff Union Contract)
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, dental, vision, a pension plan and paid time off.

This position is open until filled; however, the posting/acceptance of applications may close at any time.

SEIU-USWW is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.

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